Prof. Dr. Stefan Sauer

Member - Supernumerary Professor
Senior Researcher
Manager - Professor
Managing Director, R&D Manager Software Engineering
Office Address:
Zukunftsmeile 2
33102 Paderborn
Office hours:

on appointment


Latest Publications

Developing a VR Factory Walkthrough for Use in Schools

S.C. Krings, E. Yigitbas, S. Sauer, in: Proceedings of the 10th International Working Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE’24), 2024.

Digitizing Processes in Manufacturing Companies via Low-Code Software (to appear)

N. Weidmann, J. Kirchhoff, S. Sauer, in: Springer, 2023.

Self-Adaptive Digital Assistance Systems for Work 4.0

E. Yigitbas, S. Sauer, G. Engels, in: B. Vogel-Heuser, M. Wimmer (Eds.), Digital Transformation: Core Technologies and Emerging Topics from a Computer Science Perspective, Springer-Vieweg, 2022.

Situational Development of Low-Code Applications in Manufacturing Companies

J. Kirchhoff, N. Weidmann, S. Sauer, G. Engels, in: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: Companion Proceedings, ACM, 2022.

Distributed merchandise management system

T. Göllner, J.-H. Schwarz, S. Gottschalk, S. Sauer, (2021).

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Further Information

Research Interests

Research Topics

  • Software processes and development methods, situational methods, standards such as RUP, V Model XT, CMMI
  • Software and system modeling, model-based and model-driven software development
  • Modeling languages for software and systems engineering, e.g. UML, SysML, BPMN etc.; design of domain-specific languages (DSL)
  • Method engineering, systematic development of situational model-based software engineering methods, method architecture, use of metamodeling and software process modeling, standards such as OMG SPEM, ISO 24744
  • Human-centered software engineering, development methods for interactive and multimedia systems, integration of software engineering and human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Requirements engineering, requirements specification, requirements management, functional and non-functional (quality)  requirements
  • Software modernization, software-lifecycle management, combination of reverse- and roundtrip engineering methods, modeling, and testing
  • Continuous software quality management, software testing and quality assurance, constructive and analytical methods for software quality, quality gates